The 'Glen Road' weaves in a westerly direction through the foothills of the Ben More mountain range from Craignure. Loch Scridain heralds the start of Mull’s south west peninsula, known as the Ross of Mull.
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Pennyghael, on the shores of Loch Scridain, has one of the most striking views of Ben More, reflected in the waters of the loch. A minor road south leads to the coast and the rugged 600 foot cliffs of Carsaig where there is a challenging 4 mile walk to the famous rock formations of Carsaig Arches or a 5 mile coastal walk east to Lochbuie.
Otherwise from Pennyghael continue on the main road west, where the landscape is dominated by the wide waters of Loch Scridain, and the presence of Burg with the distant islands of Treshnish and Staffa appearing on the horizon.
The main settlements are the villages of Bunessan and Fionnphort with smaller villages scattered along the coast, including at Ardtun, KIntra and Uisken. The area has several abandoned townships and the Ross of Mull Historical Centre in Bunessan carries much information on the history of the area.
On either side of the Peninsula is a string of stunning secret silver-sand beaches, peppered with outcrops of the pink granite that makes the coastline so breathtakingly beautiful. Some beaches are very accessible such as Uisken and Fidden and others require a walk such as Market Bay, Camus and Ardalanish.
At the very tip of the Ross of Mull is the fishing village of Fionnphort with its busy ferry to Iona and the departure point for boat trips to Staffa and Treshnish.
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